Cautery



an escharotic substance, electric current, or hot iron used to destroy tissue.
the process of destroying tissue with a cautery.
Historical Examples

noun (pl) -teries
the coagulation of blood or destruction of body tissue by cauterizing
Also called cauterant. an instrument or chemical agent for cauterizing
n.

1540s, from Latin cauterium “branding iron,” from Greek kauterion (see cauterize).

cautery cau·ter·y (kô’tə-rē)
n.

An agent or instrument used to destroy tissue by burning, searing, cutting, or scarring, including caustic and electric currents, lasers.

The act or process of cauterizing.

cautery
(kô’tə-rē)
An agent or instrument used to destroy tissue, as in surgery, by burning, searing, cutting, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, and lasers.

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